Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: On the IR

I can’t believe it! I am out with the dreaded UBI (major ouchie). Meanwhile the Stanley Cup Final has started.

Smashville News:

It’s vewwy, vewwy quiet in Nashville Predators land.

But in the fun times department, Doug and Dozer will never let us down.

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Central Division News:

Blues surprise employees with trip to Boston for Stanley Cup Final | NHL.com - ”Blues ownership and executive management has arranged for every full-time front office staff employee to travel to Boston for the start of the Stanley Cup Final.” This is awesome! And boy, this is setting the bar really, really high.

A Stanley Cup would set Jordan Binnington among elite company, but he needs to regain form | The Washington Post - Hmmm. Any chance that his declines have to do with playing the caliber of teams who advance in the playoffs?

The Blues are playing in the Stanley Cup Final, but the Blackhawks have more in common with them than you think | Chicago Tribune - Okay everyone - in your best Steven Tyler falsetto....”Dream on, Dream on, Dream on, Dream until your dream comes true.”

Report: Phil Kessel quashed trade to Wild because they’re bad | Yahoo - As the writer concludes, “Who can blame him really?”

Other Hockey News:

Blues vs. Bruins: Three keys to Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final | ProHockeyTalk - Well, were they right?

NHL’s hated man Brad Marchand always gets results | USA Today - ”Bruins star Brad Marchand’s playing style is complicated. His antics, including licking players, puts focus on him, but so does his point production.” It’s not complicated. He’s a rat.

Seven inescapable storylines that surround the Bruins-Blues Stanley Cup final | TheHockeyNews - This is a good piece....and look at the photo of Tuukka’s mask!

Video appears to show Evgeny Kuznetsov with cocaine | Russian Machine Never Breaks - Personally, I love Evgeny Kuznetsov’s response. However, what are the odds his “random” drug tests increase next year?

There’s a better way for the NHL to officiate | The Star - Believe me,  I tried, but I cannot find fault with Jeremy Roenick’s suggestion.

Manitoba man’s finger-protection invention makes its way to the NHL | Globalnews.ca - ”A Manitoba man has created a mechanism designed to protect a goalie’s pointer finger from the impact of a puck.” Any goalies out there that can tell me whether this is a common injury?

Finally, please look at this tweet. The only thing that could make this better is if Pekka Rinne or Juuse Saros were included.